These are some of my favorite quotes about Motherhood:
Let every mother realize that she has no greater blessing than the children which have come to her as a gift from the Almighty; that she has no greater mission than to rear them in light and truth, and understanding and love; that she will have no greater happiness than to see them grow into young men and women who respect principles of virtue, who walk free from the stain of immorality and from the shame of delinquency. . . . I remind mothers everywhere of the sanctity of your calling. No other can adequately take your place. No responsibility is greater, no obligation more binding than that you rear in love and peace and integrity those whom you have brought into the world. –Gordon B. Hinckley
“I looked on child rearing not only as a work of love and duty but as a profession that was fully as interesting and challenging as any honorable profession in the world and one that demanded the best I could bring to it.” — Rose Kennedy
I remember my mother’s prayers and they have always followed me. They have clung to me all my life. — Abraham Lincoln
The moment a child is born, the mother is also born. She never existed before. The woman existed, but the mother, never. A mother is something absolutely new. ~Rajneesh
An ounce of mother is worth a pound of clergy. ~Spanish Proverb
There is no role in life more essential and more eternal than that of motherhood. . . What matters is that a mother loves her children deeply and, in keeping with the devotion she has for God and her husband, prioritizes them above all else. — M. Russell Ballard
It is easy to love the people far away. It is not always easy to love those close to us. It is easier to give a cup of rice to relieve hunger than to relieve the loneliness and pain of someone unloved in our own home. Bring love into your home for this is where our love for each other must start. –Mother Teresa
my thick-skinned insulation.
I can hear
some rhythms now
that aren’t my own studied syncopation.
I can feel
some pulses now
which are not mine.
– Dianne Dibb Forbis
Faith to move mountains?
I would like faith
to move laundry.
Faith that the life I’ve chosen
is more than loneliness and Candy Land.
Faith that my children
will learn to pray,
Faith that what is in front of me,
is better than what is behind me.
It may never be a parted sea,
an ark in a rainstorm,
or a stroll over water,
but I guess I have faith that
is kindling enough for my own small fire.
– Becca Riding
Do you have a favorite quote about motherhood? I’d love to hear it. Leave it in the comments!